Michael J. Bossé

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Although the etiology of chronic pain following trauma is not well understood, numerous retrospective studies have shown that a significant proportion of chronic pain patients have a history of traumatic injury. The present analysis examines the prevalence and early predictors of chronic pain in a cohort of prospectively followed severe lower extremity(More)
Eighty-five legs in forty-four cadavera were dissected to determine the course of the superficial peroneal nerve from its origin to its termination as dorsal cutaneous nerves of the foot. Particular attention was paid to the relationship of the nerve with the intermuscular septum between the anterior and lateral compartments of the leg. In sixty-two (73 per(More)
Previous studies have shown that pain, depression, and anxiety are common after trauma. A longitudinal relationship between depression, anxiety, and chronic pain has been hypothesized. Severe lower extremity trauma patients (n = 545) were followed at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after injury using a visual analog "present pain intensity" scale and the depression(More)
As part of a larger longitudinal study, the current analyses characterize the relationship among pain, psychological distress, and physical function after major lower extremity trauma. Structural equation modeling techniques were utilized to analyze data from a prospective 2-year observational study of 327 patients treated at 8 level I trauma centers. Data(More)
Modern research and curricular reforms equate pedagogical soundness with the connection of instructional content with real-world problems. Software engineers facing real-world computer problems are continually concerned with the efficiency of the program that they write. Divorcing programming concerns from efficiency unsatisfactorily presents the(More)
BACKGROUND Variation in referral rates for physical therapy exists at both the individual physician and practice levels. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of physician and practice characteristics on referral for physical therapy in patients with traumatic lower-extremity injury. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey was(More)
OBJECTIVES The biomembrane (induced membrane) formed around polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) spacers has value in clinical applications for bone defect reconstruction. Few studies have evaluated its cellular, molecular or stem cell features. Our objective was to characterise induced membrane morphology, molecular features and osteogenic stem cell(More)
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